Most 2008 Lincoln pennies aren't valuable. However these pennies can sell for a premium in uncirculated condition. Keep reading to learn more about these one cent coins.

2008 Penny

Specifications

Type: Lincoln Penny
Year: 2008
Face Value: $0.01
Composition: 99.2% zinc, 0.8% copper
Total Weight: 2.5 grams

The US minted the 2008 penny with no mint mark and also the 2008 D penny and 2008 S proof penny. The mint mark, when present, can be found on the obverse side of the coin below the date.

Series Location Quantity Minted
2008 Philadelphia 2,558,800,000
2008 D Denver 2,849,600,000
2008 S Proof San Francisco 2,169,561

Value

Most 2008 pennies in circulated condition are only worth their face value of $0.01. These coins can only sell for a premium in uncirculated condition.

The 2008 penny with no mint mark and the 2008 D penny are each worth around $0.30 in uncirculated condition with an MS 65 grade.

The 2008 S proof penny is worth around $4 in PR 65 condition.

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Grading System

MS 65 gem uncirculated- There is strong luster and eye appeal. A few light contact marks may be present but they are barely noticeable.

PR 65 proof- There are no flaws to this coin. A few blemishes may be present.

 

Sources:

The Red Book


See also:

2009 Penny
2007 Penny
2006 Penny